byLin, Kebang; Field Museum of Natural History; Rieppel, Olivier
Keichousaurus hui Young, 1958, from the Middle Triassic of Guizhou, China, is a small sauropterygian reptile. It has a short snout and elongated temporal openings, resembling the European pachypleurosaurid Dactylosaurus. Unlike all other stem-group eosauropterygians, the parietal foramen is displaced anteriorly. The neck is long and flexible. The body is rigid and the bones pachyostotic. There are two or three sacral vertebrae. There is distinct sexual dimorphism, as in Alpine... Topics: Keichousaurus hui -- Morphology, Keichousaurus hui -- Development, Sauropyerygia -- Morphology,...